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Former Ste. Genevieve Jail inmate wins lawsuit

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A former detainee at the Sainte Genevieve County Sheriff's Office won a lawsuit to let current detainees receive newspapers.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri filed a lawsuit on January 2 on behalf of a former inmate who stopped getting his prepaid subscription to the Ste. Genevieve Herald a week after his letter to the editor of that paper was published.

When he asked about his missing paper, he was told the sheriff was no longer allowing local newspapers into the jail, according to the ACLU.

As part of the settlement, Ste. Genevieve County has adopted new jail policies relating to newspaper subscription and other written material mailed to inmates.

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